Re: Just had a wonderful, supercallifragilistic Amazon trip


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Posted by Dan Blanton on 2019-01-29 12:44:13 in reply to Just had a wonderful, supercallifragilistic Amazon trip posted by Randy Richter on 2019-01-28 14:50:49

Wow - what a great report and photos Randy! Thanks so much for sharing you and your wife's adventure with us. Loved the photos. Man did you hit it right.

When Bill Blanton and I fished for peacock bass a few years back we also found that smaller flies, my jig hook flashtail minnow, for example, in size 2/0 and about 4 inches long, worked better than flies longer and fuller. I did catch some fish on those big flies but not as many as we did on smaller flies. My personal best, a 15-pounder was taken on a fairly small fly. I only mention this as to totally agree with you that it pays to have some smaller flies in your fly selection. The fly was Greg Mau's 'Slum Dog' pattern, as he named it. It's detailed in my Hot Fly Blog pages.

Thanks again for the report. I now have to file my report on my trip to Argentina for golden dorado.

Dan

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